The goal of the Hui Lab is to understand mammalian energy metabolism and develop treatment strategies for diseases with energy imbalance. To gain insights in how the body governs its energy metabolism, we study both sides of the coin of energy balance: the energy-surplus state (obesity) and the energy-deficit state (cachexia). This two pronged approach is valuable for generating and testing hypotheses, and for developing therapies for both diseases.
In parallel, to achieve our overall research goal, the lab continues innovating methods that enable robust quantitative characterization of in vivo metabolism. We also vision a future where the technology of in vivo flux quantification has strong potentials in clinical settings. For more information please visit: https://www.huilab-harvardchan.org/
Under specific direction, the Research Assistant performs a variety of basic, general laboratory research and clerical tasks determined by the field and scope of the particular research study. May perform tasks related to the research project independently, but within specific guidelines and subject to review by supervisor or other research staff.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Perform laboratory experiments utilizing specific and proscribed techniques and equipment;
Process orders or invoices, or undertake other clerical and basic accounting duties under the direction of administrative personnel;
Assist in animal related lab matters including maintaining animal protocols, complying with university regulations and best practices of animal experiments, and recording animal ordering/usage;
Perform related lab maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and ordering supplies;
Communicate and coordinate with various department and school administrative personnel on lab issues;
As a member of a project team, may assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols.
Performs other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of 2 years from day of hire, with the possibility of extension.
PLEASE NOTE: Finalist will be required to successfully complete an occupational health screening.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
1+ years of related experience; a combination of education and experience may be considered
Bachelor's Degree is strongly preferred
College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in biological sciences preferred
Experiences with animal experiments and excellent communication skills are highly preferred
May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment
May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49958BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.